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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 16th, 2017

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John Joseph Clarke, 79, Cumming
John Joseph Clarke, 79 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday August 16, 2017. He was born on January 17, 1938 in New York City, NY the son of Tommy and Virginia Markell Clarke ...
Donald William Stroefer, Jr., age 66 passed away at his home in Cumming, Georgia on August 16, 2017.  Toby, as he was affectionately known, was preceded in death by his parent ...

Habersham

Mary Robinson Foster, 79, Cornelia
Mary Robinson Foster, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at her residence. No formal services are planned at this time.   Arrangements are ...

Jackson

Billy Joe Waters, 77, Jefferson
Mr. Billy Joe Waters, age 77, of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville. Mr. Waters was born in Homer to the late Charles E. ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Kanaday Jr, 91, Dahlonega
Joseph Kanaday Jr. age 91 of Dahlonega passed away peacefully at his residence on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 following an extended illness.  His twin daughters were by his sid ...
Marjorie Odom Rives, 86, Dahlonega
Mrs. Marjorie Odom Rives, age 86, of Atlanta and Dahlonega, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Mrs. Rives was born in Hall County on April 14, 1931 to the late Robert ...

Other

Ruby Mae Williams, 75, Athens
RUBY MAE WILLIAMS, age 75, was called home to Glory on August 16, 2017. She was a beloved wife, mother, granny, sister, aunt, and woman of God. Ruby was born on August 14, 1942 to ...

White

Anna Francis Smith, 82, Cleveland
Ms. Anna Francis Smith, age, 82 passed away at The Oaks Scenic View on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Ms. Smith was born on March 5, 1935 in Beaver Falls, PA to the late Grace L ...
F1 champion and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda dies at 70
Three-time Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, who won two of his titles after a horrific crash that left him with serious burns and went on to become a prominent figure in the aviation industry, has died. He was 70
Gainesville lawyer, who devoted countless hours to environmental causes and his church, dies
According to his obituary, Frank Armstrong's reverence for the earth was demonstrated by his planning of numerous Earth Day programs and his devotion to Elachee Nature Science Center.
Comedian Tim Conway of 'The Carol Burnett Show' dies at 85
Tim Conway, the impish second banana to Carol Burnett who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show and formed a lasting comedy partnership with cast member Harvey Korman, has died
Legendary actress and singer Doris Day dead at 97
Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died
Gainesville lawyer, former president of the state bar dies
Doug Stewart was senior litigator with Stewart Melvin & Frost in Gainesville.
Peter Mayhew, Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' films, dies at 74
Actor Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" films, has died
Former Flowery Branch City Councilwoman dies
Mary Jones died Thursday at her residence at the age of 76.
Joe T. Wood, Sr., longtime Gainesville insurance executive and former state House member, dies
A longtime Gainesville insurance executive, who also served 23 years in the Georgia House of Representatives, died Saturday